Episode 18, where we sail off into the black in search of fame, fortune & glory. It's Xia: Legends of a Drift System (Cody Miller) and its 2017 expansion, Embers of a Forsaken Star (Cody Miller & Ira Fay)! Published by Far Off Games, it promises a sandbox experience in space, given players the freedom to seek their fame through whatever means they wish: explore, trade, exterminate.. It's the closest we get to playing a Firefly game short of actually playing a Firefly game. Does Xia keep the signal going, or does it get lost in the black?
Meanwhile, we engage in a variety of non-board game topics. Robert's been creating his idyllic city in Cities: Skylines while learning about hydroelectric dam physics, Judy's been watching a time-travelling crime drama, Signal, and reading the Decameron (which is soft-of kind-of getting a movie), and Joe's creating a house run by Skynet, all thanks to Amazon Prime Day. We look forward to our future roomba overlords.
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